Ballistics Lab Technician

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EnJoy a 4-day work week!

$16.50 per hour

Benefits of working at Barnes Bullets

  • Awesome co-workers and great culture
  • Monthly Incentive Pay Plan
  • Progression Program for Long Term Careers
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent Safety Record
  • Discounts on Barnes and other industry products
  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits available
  • Employer matches on 401(k) plan
  • Employer paid Life Insurance

General Summary:

The successful candidate will be an experienced reloader, have working knowledge of firearms and the hunting/shooting industry, and have a basic understanding of ballistics theory. The individual should be task oriented, detailed, focused, and have the ability to work with little supervision. Work experience or education of a scientific or technical nature is a definite asset. Basic computer and light typing skills are required. This position will include some swing and weekend shifts.

Details:

Principal Duties and Accountabilities (Essential Functions)

  • Handload and function/accuracy test Barnes bullets

  • Perform basic ammunition tests

  • Develop load data

  • Assist with R&D projects

  • Record and summarize test data

  • Mix and calibrate ballistic gelatin

  • Firearms maintenance

  • Lab cleanup and maintenance

  • Must be willing to work day, swing and weekend shifts (Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 2:30 am and Fri, Sat, Sun 6:00 am – 6:30 pm)

  • Must be willing and able to work overtime when necessary

Education, Skills, and Experience

To perform this successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of firearms, reloading, bullets, ammunition and their various end-use applications is helpful, but not required

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and regulations

  • Ability to record data and write reports legibly and correctly

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts (e.g. multiply, divide, add, subtract) and fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Email, MS Word and Excel helpful

  • Highly organized and able to follow procedures

  • Self-starter, able to communicate and work independently and effectively within cross-functional teams

  • Sound analytical skills and acute attention to details, adept at creative thinking and problem solving

  • Passionate about the business opportunity and strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language sufficient enough to perform the following:
    • Communicate effectively with other team members and supervision
    • Read and comprehend process instructions
    • Record pertinent process information as required

Personal Tool Requirements

Including but not limited to. These tools must be calibrated and kept in good working order.

  • None

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather and underground contained conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but is often loud in specified areas. Hearing protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Eye protection is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Flame resistant clothing is required and will be supplied for the employee.

Safety Shoes meeting OSHA/ANSI Z-41 specifications are required for anyone working in the production department. Anyone working on the ammunition loading equipment or working in the Ballistic Lab are also required to have electrostatic dissipative (ESD) shoes. An annual safety shoe subsidy will be provided for the employee.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb stairs, stand while working through a 10-hour shift, and must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.

Good visual skills to determine bullet defect and flaws

Good hygiene and grooming habits, long hair must be pulled back, no loose clothing or exposed midriff’s, closed toed shoes required.

Compensation package:

  • Starting salary: $16.50 per hour
  • Monthly Incentive Plan
  • Vacation
  • Holiday
  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits available
  • Employer matches on 401(k) plan
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Employee discounts on Barnes Bullets products and services

Barnes Bullets is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.